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  • Short Summary

    American, Clarabelle Barratt, attempts to swim the Channel.

  • Description

    Dover, Kent.

    Title: "GIRL'S GREAT CHANNEL SWIM. Miss Clarabelle Barratt of America - after being in the water 21 hrs. and 40 mins. has to give up when within 2 miles of French shore".

    Various shots of a hefty looking girl - Clarabelle - standing on the beach in front of the white cliffs having grease rubbed over her arms and legs by a man (her trainer?). C/U of Clarabelle putting her goggles on. L/S of Clarabelle with her trainer and support team walking down the beach, past a small crowd of onlookers, into the sea.

    M/S of Clarabelle swimming next to three people in a rowing boat. C/U panning shot of Clarabelle swimming. M/S of Clarabelle treading water next to the rowing boat, a woman - looks a bit like Beatrice Harrison, another cross-Channel swimmer - passes Clarabelle a teapot to drink from. L/S of Clarabelle swimming next to the rowing boat.

    Note: please see THE CHANNEL WINS AGAIN also in G 1111. AH 2000.

    Note: this story also appears in later Pathe Gazette issue - G 1317 - from 1926 under same title. This issue has been transferred onto Pathe Master tape *PM0580*. AH 2000.

    Note: old records spell Miss Barratt's first name as "Clarebelle".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    350.28
    Media URN:
    24556
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:36:00 / 02:01:23:00
    Canister:
    G 1111

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    It seems that, despite the title card, this lady's surname name was spelt Barrett.

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